Firefighters launched a ground and air attack on a small grass fire that broke out this afternoon on the border of El Sereno and Lincoln Heights near the site of an earlier blaze that blackened about three acres early this morning. This afternoon’s fire, which was reported shortly after 5 p.m., had consumed less than two acres, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department. The fire was burning near 2914 Amethyst Street in the Rose Hill section of El Sereno. The morning’s pre-dawn fire scorched the area near 3008 Eva Terrace, which is down the hill from Amethyst Street.
* Update @ 6:26 p.m.: Firefighters have put out the fire and are gathering details about the destruction of one vehicle, according to the LAFD. About 60 firefighters and 3 water-dropping helicopters were used to extinguish the fire, which burned less than three acres.